|I myself have
been a product of this West to East movement. I discovered Hindu Yoga and Vedanta
teachings at a young age in the late sixties, after having studied Western science, art,
philosophy and religion. I found in Hindu teachings a science of
spirituality that shows us how to understand ourselves and the vast universe in which we
live, not as an external phenomenon but as part of the universal consciousness which
transcends time awns space.
Such spiritual knowledge
and realization is almost non-existent in western religions or in Western intellectual
culture, which has not yet understood the deeper layers of consciousness like the Hindu
sages. Compared to Hindu yogis and spiritual giants, like Ramana Maharshi or Ramakrishna,
the intellectual giants of Western culture, like Einstein or Fred, appear like children in
intelligence and in understanding life.